Military training film showing psychological operations in "Hostland," a mythical (probably Latin American) country, designed to aid the host government in gaining the support of the population.
At the United States embassy of a small fictional country, Hostland, delegates request assistance in counteracting the outside influences which "have planted the seeds of subversion" in their country. "As with most countries that find themselves in the midst of a Communist inspired insurgency, Hostland has a population with a doubtful sense of national unity". In this fictional land with hints of Latin American influence, the United States military must work with the government of Hostland, not only to provide militaristic strength, but through psychological operations to gain the support of the population. "Psychologically, the military in every country in the world represents government authority. Military psychological operations cannot function independently. They must always reflect the national policy of the host country."
A fake "ethnic" dance in "Hostland"
Shot through a drainpipe of soldiers digging a ditch with a crane in the background
Women and children at a pipe with running water
A military road block with contents of covered trucks being inspected by soldiers
Children at a playground being forced to leave by soldiers
People in front of microphones in a sound proof radio booth
People waving from the back of covered military vehicles as soldiers march along the side of the roads
Women and children being loaded into the back of a covered truck
A man looking through charred books near a damaged house with soldiers
A soldier sits in a rainstorm, looking at a piece of paper and clutching his bleeding leg
Close-up of a reel-to-reel tape recorder
Close-up of a farmer's face -- man is in overalls and wearing a hat
A soldier in a military jeep calls to the farmer man who walks towards the vehicle
UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY SCIENCE DEFENSE PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE COMMUNISM COUNTERINSURGENCY LATIN AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA DRAMAS HUMOR COMEDY MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS MILITARY ASSISTANCE Military training films U.S. Army (sponsor) Psychological warfare Latin America Anti-communism Counterinsurgency
September 26, 2007 Subject:
Another 'America is Right' film
Viewed from a 21st century perspective one can see how an anti-imperialist stance has changed to a global Police perspective i.e. we will only permit systems of government that we sanction. Hence the creation of a power vacuum in Iraq &c.
March 26, 2004 Subject:
An Idiot's guide to getting rid of the communists.
The move with the longest title ever known to man proves to be a pretty good, but not spectacular bit of anti-commie propaganda. In 'Hostland', efforts are made to drive subversive forces out of the country by infiltrating the country's media and other methods, It appears that Hostland's strategies are soekked out by drawing cute stick men for army personell and their number one strategy is barn dances for the locals. The anti-commie rap is light, so that means it's a little less entertaining all around.